Thomas Ehm new at the helm of Premium AEROTEC

Dr. Thomas Ehm (48) has assumed the leadership of the aviation supplier Premium AEROTEC. The company had already announced this step at the start of June. As Chairman of the Board of Management, he is responsible for the strategic and operational objectives of Premium AEROTEC. The Supervisory Board appointed Frank Müller (47) as the new Head of Human Resources.

Dr. Thomas Ehm together with Andreas Fehring (Production), Dr. Lars Kästle (Finance) and Joachim Nägele (Programmes and Sales) as well as the now newly appointed Head of Human Resources, Frank Müller, will form the future Board of Management of Europe's largest supplier of aircraft structures. Müller is currently Head of Human Resources at the Airbus site in Hamburg.

Dr. Thomas Ehm has over 20 years of experience as a manager in the international environment. Most recently, he was a member of the Executive Board and Head of Human Resources of Airbus in Germany and also managed the "HR Business Services & Operations" division for the entire Airbus Group. In his career to date, he has been responsible for a number of operational tasks, including Head of the "Materials, Logistics and Suppliers" division at Airbus Customer Services.

During his career as an officer, Thomas Ehm studied aerospace engineering at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces in Munich, then studied economics part-time at the University of Hagen, in which he was awarded his doctorate by the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) Cottbus. Thomas Ehm is married and has three children. He has a private pilot's licence and speaks French and Spanish in addition to German and English.

Thomas Ehm said: "To manage Premium AEROTEC will certainly be a challenge – but there is hardly a more exciting job currently in the aviation industry than this one. Thus I am looking forward to this task and to collaborating with the many dedicated employees. I've supported our company in recent years on the Supervisory Board and was able to witness a lot of positive changes here. And now I would like to make my contribution to completing the restructuring and taking premium AEROTEC to a new level."

Premium AEROTEC generated revenues of around 1.9 billion euros in 2014. The company’s core business lies in the development and production of metal and carbon fibre composite aircraft structures. The company has manufacturing sites in Augsburg, Bremen, Nordenham and Varel in Germany, as well as in Braşov in Romania.